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time for chuck hagel. president obama's nominee to be secretary of defense. senator mccain met with hagel yesterday and said the two had a frank and candid conversation ahead of next week's confirmation hearings for hageh. >>> joe biden beginning his second term as vice president, and he is keeping a close eye of possibility on moving down the hall to the bigger office. it's been widely reported that the president appeared to be in high 2016 campaign mode throughout inauguration weekend. mr. biden said it is too early to think about that, but he's not taking his name out of the running. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision. i don't have to make that decision for a while. >> so you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. i tell you what, everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is ru
ceiling, let it float. in return, you see the democrats in the senate drawing up a budget. i think obama's -- his olive branch is, okay, i'll take this one extension to bring stability to the situation, but it's not happening again because we have to get the job doab. it's progress. it's better than the last few months. lou: some combative about it and characterize the president as being so contentious. it's the first intelligent step taken by the republicans and gives, you know, i i think hope to the nation, the first intelligent step taken by the president. they actually are moving towards one another. it looked to me like something we ought to be kind of saying hallelujah about other than analyzing, if i may, in such, well, i don't know, unsettling parts of the terms. >> it's progress. >> the heavy weight boxes match, they touch the gloves at the start of the fight. please, don't misinterpret that's a good sign. it's a show to the nation. lou: see, i'm surrounded by cynicism. everywhere i turn around here.
was a senator from illinois named barack obama. he carried their water on blocking this pathway to citizenship when he was in the senate. the afl-cio put out a press release yesterday talking about the importance of not compromising on citizenship. so the unions themselves -- there are a lot of cross-currents here. the unions themselves don't want an influx of new workers in america, do they? >> no, they don't. that's one of the reasons this organizing for action, jim messina's full-time job is trying to get the union's in line, but it's going to be hard. it's hard on the democratic side. we're not even talking about the difficulty on the republican side getting it through the house. this is a senate democratic problem. >> so the republicans in the house, in effect, could stare at harry reid's senate and say okay, immigration reform, that's great. you guys pass it. >> say bring it. >> yeah, bring it. gun control, great. you guys pass it, we'll look at it. gay marriage, if you want to nationalize it, go ahead. you guys pass it. we'll look -- i mean, they could do this on every one of the presid
caucus, meaning it will pass. democrats would prefer a longer term solution. senate majority leader harry reid has expressed support for the house bill. the white house says president obama won't stand in the way of it becoming law. ross? >> yeah. >>> we've been asking as a result here in davos how well u.s. lawmakers' persistent failure to come up with a permanent solution impact the u.s. economy. this is some of these views. >> the lack of decisions in the u.s., kicking the can down the road will be a drag. i think it will be a slower start in the united states as a result generally. >> actually very concerned because the issue is demography, medicare. it's not -- everybody focuses on the cost of running the state. about 15% to 20%. but in the short term, i think actually there will be answers. >> longer term, i think u.s. will be supported by the shale gas and the shale oil industry that is growing very fast at the moment. the energy bill will did g down a lot and they'll be much more competitive. i think the debt problems will resolve themselves. >> all right. that's the views of some
and then the senate. i would hope senator reed would go through the ordinary process of having the senate pass a bill and let's put it on the floor and pass amendments. i would like to have offsetting spending cuts. we did this last time. president obama agreed to dollar for dollar spending cuts for every dollar the debt cell was raised. it's 22 times we have used the debt ceiling to reinact really substantial reforms. we need those reforms more than ever. the,000 is taking the first step. i hope the senate will do its work and i will push to off-set some of this. >> you don't have a problem with using the debt ceiling as a means to negotiate this. >> i don't. this president won't agree voluntarily to cut a dime of spending and thinks we need more spending, not less. the only time we were able to get him to agree with spending reductions was the last time we were arguing over the debt limit. it's not optimal, not my first choice. i think we have to use whatever tools are available to us. we are on an unsustainable path. the overspending is costing us economic growth and costing us jobs. >> do republi
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